Peterbilt Announces Driver-Safety Focused Options for Sleeper Models

Peterbilt Motors Company announces two new options for Models 567 and 579 trucks: the alert switch and the pass-through seat.

These features were designed with input from influential driver groups like the Women in Trucking Association.

Located in the sleeper control panel, the alert switch is an alarm that behaves like a panic button on a car, flashing external lights and sounding alarms when activated. This feature ensures that drivers parked at truck stops or other locations are able to alert others in case of an emergency.

“The alert switch is an example of Peterbilt’s commitment to driver comfort and safety,” said Wesley Slavin, On-Highway Marketing Manager for Peterbilt Motors Company. “This convenient alarm system provides drivers an extra layer of personal security.”

The pass-through seat was also introduced in response to customer input and is designed to help drivers when they are packing their vehicles. Located under the passenger seat, this convenient storage cabinet is accessible from both the inside and outside of the cab. The pass-through seat allows drivers to load the cabinet before climbing into the cab, and unload it once they are inside the truck, easing the physical strain when packing the vehicle.

“The pass-through seat is a great convenience feature,” continued Slavin. “Drivers can easily access their items from both inside and outside of the truck.”

Both options are available for order this summer.

Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficient solutions, and is recognized as the “Class” of the industry.

Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 350-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers industry leading service and support, including SmartLINQ connected truck technologies, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, the Red Oval certified used truck program, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt.

For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com. Peterbilt is a PACCAR
Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.

Source: https://www.peterbilt.com/about/media/2018/569/